Archive for November, 2015

December 13 – National Violin Day

National Violin Day is annually celebrated on December 13th. This holiday honors the instrument known as the violin. The violin is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which includes the viola and cello. It is played by drawing a […]

December 7 – National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed annually in the United States on December 7. This day is to remember and honor the 2,403 victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. It is a tradition to fly the United States Flag at half-staff until sunset on that day.

December 1 – Eat A Red Apple Day

December 1st is Eat a Red Apple Day!  Apples are an extremely healthy snack with extremely high nutritional value. That’s why doctor’s say “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”! The peel alone contains antioxidants that help reduce damaged cells and fight diseases.  There are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world. They […]

Think About It Thursday: Why Do Leaves Fall Off Trees?

When winter approaches, our part of Earth receives less sunlight, and the air grows colder, this season is commonly known as “Fall”.   When these changes happen, trees prepare for winter. People believe that leaves die on the tree and the wind blows them off the tree. According to Peter Raven, president of the Missouri […]